Light up a life this Christ­mas

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

CARL Lamptey is en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one to ‘Light Up a Life’ this Christ­mas to cel­e­brate the life of some­one spe­cial.

Carl is ded­i­cat­ing a light on a Christ­mas tree at East Cheshire Hospice in mem­ory of his wife, Sarah, a fundraiser and am­bas­sador for the char­ity.

He will join other mem­bers of Sarah’s fam­ily at a spe­cial Light Up a Life cer­e­mony at the hospice at 3pm on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 5.

The ser­vice will be poignant for them since the pre­vi­ous day marks the first an­niver­sary of Sarah’s death from can­cer aged 36.

Sarah, from Mac­cles­field, was a pa­tient at the Sun­flower Cen­tre be­fore she was ad­mit­ted as an in­pa­tient and be­came a pas­sion­ate sup­porter of the hospice, shar­ing her brave story at var­i­ous fundrais­ing events.

Carl said: “Sarah was such a spe­cial per­son to me and her fam­ily and we owe a great debt to the hospice for the way she was looked af­ter.

“Her last year was one of her best years be­cause of the hospice’s care and com­pas­sion and that mo­ti­vated us to help the char­ity.

“She was an amaz­ing in­spi­ra­tion to us all. I know she’s pain free and happy wher­ever she is now.”

“Light Up a Life is a poignant way to re­mem­ber a loved one who can­not be with us as the year draws to a close.

“By ded­i­cat­ing a light on the Christ­mas tree at the hospice you’re keep­ing your loved one’s mem­ory alive and, by mak­ing a do­na­tion, a pa­tient and their fam­ily who are fac­ing loss this Christ­mas will be helped by the doc­tors and nurses of the hospice.”

Those be­ing re­mem­bered do not need to have died at the hospice to be in­cluded on the Tree of Light.

A 30ft tree will be erected at the hospice and lit on De­cem­ber 5.

For more de­tails, visit eastcheshire­hos­pice.org. uk/Ligh­tu­paLife or call 01625 433477.

●● Sarah Shack­le­ton-Lamptey who was an in­pa­tient at East Cheshire Hospice

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